Alejandro Brugués and Nacho Vigalondo (l. to r.) are writer/directors from Cuba and Spain, respectively, but they consider Austin their birthplace as filmmakers. In a format-defying episode, we travel through time to tell their stories as artists who love making their movies as much as they do celebrating the work of others.
WARNING: Very explicit language and imagery throughout.
- Nacho Vigalondo is on Twitter, was nominated for an Oscar, and someone made nightmare-inducing masks of his face this year, as depicted below. His movie Open Windows, starring Elijah Wood and Sasha Grey, is out now.
- Alejandro Brugués is on Twitter, and studied under Gabriel García Márquez while at film school (100% true). His next project is The Wrong Place.
Nacho and Alejandro's Movies Discussed in This Episode
- 7:35 in the Morning without subtitles
- 7:35 in the Morning with subtitles? All dogshit quality on YouTube. It is, however, available in...
- Confetti of the Mind: The Short Films of Nacho Vigalondo (Vimeo) which is $3 to rent and $5 to buy.
- Timecrimes (teaser trailer/DVD/Amazon Prime Instant Video)
- Juan of the Dead (teaser trailer/DVD/Blu-ray/iTunes)
- Extraterrestrial (teaser trailer/DVD/iTunes)
- Open Windows is coming to cinemas soon in various countries and is already on VOD services like iTunes and Amazon. Support it.
- Timecrimes and Extraterrestrial have no U.S. Blu-ray. Ugh.
- Screen Time 27: Cuban Ninja Stars is an interview with Alejandro from February 2013, just after he won the Goya for Juan de los Muertos/Juan of the Dead.
- Screen Time 58: Batteries Charged is the isolated interview edited down slightly from Closing Night of Fantastic Fest 2014 that opens and closes this episode.
- Both episodes may not appear immediately in the feed. It's been a long week.
Show Notes and Links
- Above: Police "crowd-controlling" over 15,000 Cubans in Havana trying to get into the Cuban premiere of Juan of the Dead.
- Not-as-above: "Juan meets Shaun"
- When importing Blu-rays, make sure they match your Blu-ray region (A/B/C), or that you have an all-region player.
- Also important: make sure they have the audio and subtitle tracks that'll allow you to enjoy the movie in your language of comprehension.